Deadwood, S.D. (11/08/16) – After the colossal success of last year’s Deadwood Red Dirt Music Festival, event organizers are eager to bring back two incredible days of music featuring the Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew, Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band, Kyle Park and more January 6th & 7th in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center.
The event debuted in 2015 with nearly 5,000 fans attending two days of the best in music from the Red Dirt genre. Red Dirt is the color of soil found in Oklahoma and Texas. They are the homes of a music genre that spawned Outlaw Country legends like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson and created a home grown movement of Americana, folk and alt-country sounds. Some define Red Dirt music as “country music with attitude”. Others say it’s a state of mind as much as it is a sound – a sound that successfully closes the gap between rock and country.
Regardless of definition, Red Dirt fans are loyal and came in droves last year to the show at Deadwood Mountain Grand. “We absolutely love this event,” said Susan Kightlinger, General Manager of Deadwood Mountain Grand. “The music is incredible, the fans come to party and the atmosphere is electric. It really is one of my favorite events of the year.”
Headlining the Friday night performances will be the Randy Rogers Band. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them alongside such artists as U2 and the Stones in its list of Top 10 Must-See Artists in the summer of 2007. They earned $2.5 million—a staggering total for a still developing act—on the tour circuit in a single year. Willie Nelson, the Eagles, Gary Allan and Dierks Bentley all picked them as opening acts for their concerts.
Saturday will feature Casey Donahew, Chancey Williams and the Younger Brother’s Band, Kyle Park and a still to be named band for a full night of music. Casey Donahew has carved out quite a career over the past decade, attracting a solid base of loyal fans who flock to his legendary live shows. Building his career from the ground up one show at a time, he’s managed to perform on countless stages night after night in front of thousands, topped the Texas music charts several times, released four albums independently to critical acclaim, and forged a path all his own through the music scene without the aid or muscle of a major record label or power-suit management company.
Regional powerhouse from the great state of Wyoming, Chancey Williams and the Younger Brother’s Band have relentlessly toured the Western United States, developing a rabid fan base not seen from the Cowboy State since Chris LeDoux. The band has shared the stage with dozens of artists, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt and Thompson Square. They've also enjoyed bills with Texas contemporaries Casey Donahew and Stoney LaRue.
Kyle Park was born and raised outside of Austin, he started playing country venues when he was just 15. Since then, his singles have regularly settled in the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, with his 2013 single “The Night Is Young” reaching No. 1. His Fall EP peaking at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. He has also performed in Europe, and has opened for artists such as George Strait, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and other country headliners.
Tickets go on sale for Deadwood Mountain Grand Reward Members at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 8 and to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, November 11. They will be available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store – or at ticketmaster.com. Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements may be made by calling 877-907-GRAND. Please be aware of third party ticket brokers as Ticketmaster is the only official ticket outlet for Deadwood Mountain Grand.
For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605-559-1188. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.
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